1. Workforce screening
Identify all workers considered to be ‘high risk’ and make sure they comply with COVID-19 health advice.
Workers at ‘high risk’ can include:
- older workers
- workers with known chronic medical issues or compromised immune systems (e.g. cancer)
- workers recently returned from overseas
- workers who have been in contact with a confirmed case.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 daily screening questions can be considered as workers enter the site, such as:
- are you experiencing cold or flu like symptoms?
- have you had a temperature?
- have you been in contact with anyone that is confirmed to have COVID-19?
- have you returned from overseas in the past 14 days?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, the worker should not be allowed entry to the workplace and should be directed to return home and seek medical advice.
This may include self-isolation for 14 days as per the government guidelines before returning to work.